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Poster: judyt54 Date: Oct 8, 2013 10:28am
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: Is This A Joke?

i work from home: much of my research is done here, on the computer, and having this kind of reference material available is a godsend. My alternative is to travel 30 miles to view the materials I need, without the luxury of time to do so.
Not everyone has easy access to this kind of mateiral, and for this kind of research, this is invaluable.

Many of the items available are not physically robust, and too much handling, even by people who 'know how" can damage them. This preserves the documents, allows us to go back and forth in the books to find what we need, without fear of causing more harm to the items.

Where the 'joke' comes in, I have no idea.

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Poster: MarioXXX Date: Apr 28, 2014 11:10pm
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: Is This A Joke?

Not sure what material you look for, but http://libgen.net has plenty of books and stuff, for free download without any restrictions, with up to six mirrors of each archived work.

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Poster: judyt54 Date: Apr 29, 2014 5:14am
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: Is This A Joke?

I found archive.org some months ago, and it has been, as I said, invaluable. much of what I do is in the Family Research/genealogy areas, and it just happened that the books I needed (not all of them are or were available locally) were here online. I have neither wish nor need to download an entire 60-300 page book for just one page of information. And since I am continually on the hunt for missing pieces to a very large puzzle, Mario, I will indeed check out your site as well.